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say if macro economics and markets are tough to forecast what government is going to do, puts itself in a whole new category. i would say they have a proclivity for doing nothing. and if you look at it that way, and say, okay, that's kind of what their leaning is going to be, i would say there's a good chance we could have the sequester actually ku lly occur. i'm not one of the guys who becomes paralyzed by the idea that the sequester will happen. it's about $100 billion a year on about a $3.5 trillion spend. so at 3% reduction overall, even though, yeah, you could say it's not done thoughtfully and proactively, it's not, it's using a hatchet rather than a scalpel, but right now they show no propensity for being able to do something like this thoughtfully and proactively. so i'm not that hung up about it. and i'd say if it happens, it happens. whether it's trillion dollar in debt reduction which happens, which is a good thing, i just don't think a 3% spend reduction is a killer when it comes to what happens to the economy. in fact, i think it could be offset by a feeling that we're a
in the crosshairs of government trying to make the budgets. justice department zapped them. doesn't matter. they will not let this one go. >> a good cautionary note as well. >> yes. >> when we come back, we'll find out how much longer boeing's dreamliners are likely to remain grounded. and did you hear about this? phil mickelson, why is he paying 62%, 63% tax? >> i like the nike add. >> all that, plus the opening bell in just a moment. [ construction sounds ] ♪ [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all on thinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ >>> you're watching cnbc "squawk on the street" live from the financial capital of the world. the opening bell is going to ring in a little less than 90 seconds. a busy week. everything from apple to microsoft to bristol-mye
's not able to benefit shareholders. it's just sitting there offshore in mostly government bonds offshore. they could bring it back. i think what would be most likely would be a much more aggressive share repurchase. they won't do a one-time dividend like they did years ago. >> your sneaky long is up 1.5%, rick. thanks for stopping by. >> thank you. >> rick sherlund. >>> what do family ties and initial public offering have in common? we'll find out when the ceo of bright horizons joins us next. say farewell to secretary geithner. we'll talk about his legacy and the challenges for his successor, jack lew. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here
of the obligations of the united states government until may 19th. >> now, if this passes the house today, you could pretty much bet that the existential threat that many in the markets have looked at from the potential doomsday scenario of a default is simply going to melt away in front of o our eyes. however if it doesn't happen, we don't know how john boehner will find a way forward. it happened on plan b and the deal only got worse from a conservative point of view. we'll see how conservatives make pragmatic decisions today or not on voting to pass this bill. >> fascinating chess game happening right before our eyes, john. thank you so much. want to bring in congressman aaron schock, a republican representative from illinois. a member of the house ways and means committee. congressman, good morning to you. >> good morning, carl. >> you heard van hollen reference that language, the complete and timely payment of obligations until may 19th. a good idea or not? >> well, mr. van hollen is trying to have it both ways. here is the guy that's the ranking member of the budget committee. he was the chair
the viewer growth, but says the government is just behind the times. >> regular fd is about protecting the smaller investor. they don't want to give special information to carl icahn or someone else. facebook has a public mode that goes to hundreds of thousands of subscribers. it is very much in the interest of the little investor. so we feel very good about it. and i think the regulatory process will work out those things. >> i'll have more from my exclusive interview with ceo reed hastings on "power lunch." find more about this interview on my blog. >> a lot of investors going there right now. thank you, julia. >>> does wall street have it all wrong when it comes to netflix? the ceo of zora recently published on all things d that is much as they love subscription businesses, wall street has a fundamental misunderstanding of how to evaluate them. here to explain the note is the ceo of zora, tim zwell. a provocative piece where you argue things like price to earnings ratio is an eps are meaningless metrics. what doesn't the street understand? >> in the past few years there has been a b
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